The bath salts media brouhaha seems to have reached a fever pitch, with horror stories of users of synthetic drugs violently tearing into, attacking and eating other living things an ostensible daily occurrence.
The bath salts panic really kicked into full swing with the Miami face eating incident, but since then, it seems bath salts and similar substances are in the news daily due to what appears to be a sharp upswing in synthetic drug-related attacks — though whether use of the drugs is more prolific or it’s just a media interest in the stories remains to be seen.
After Rudy Eugene proceeded eating a man’s face in Florida until police were forced to shoot him dead, several similar incidents seemed to pop up. There was the woman upstate in New York who tried to bite a police officer’s face. The guy in Florida who tore off a chunk of someone’s arm.
But bath salts aren’t the only unregulated and unpredictable drug legally for sale in the US, and now there is a report out of Texas that a man using a bath salts-like form of synthetic marijuana known as K2 killed the family dog with his bare hands and started to eat it.
Waco Police Sargent W. Swanton explains that during a “bad trip,” 22-year-old Michael Terron Daniel attacked several family members before turning to the family dog, who did not survive the attack:
“The man then took a medium-sized black dog onto the front porch of the home where he beat and strangled the animal and then ‘began to bite into the dog, ripping pieces of flesh away,’ Swanton said.
“The dog died at the scene.”
Daniel was arrested and charged with cruelty to a non-livestock animal.